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Protein dynamics related to function can nowadays be structurally well characterized (i.e., instances obtained by high resolution structures), but they are still ill-defined energetically, and the energy landscapes are only accessible computationally. This is the case for glucose-galactose binding protein (GGBP), where the crystal structures of the apo and(More)
We herein propose the use of fluoroacetamide and difluoroacetamide moieties as sensitive tags for the detection of sugar-protein interactions by simple 1 H and/or 19 F NMR spectroscopy methods. In this process, we have chosen the binding of N,N'-diacetyl chitobiose, a ubiquitous disaccharide fragment in glycoproteins, by wheat-germ agglutinin (WGA), a model(More)
Molecular mimicry is an essential part of the development of drugs and molecular probes. In the chemical glycobiology field, although many glycomimetics have been developed in the past years, it has been considered that many failures in their use are related to the lack of the anomeric effects in these analogues. Additionally, the origin of the anomeric(More)
BACKGROUND From the simplest bacteria to the highest complex mammals, including humans, every single cell is covered by a dense coat of glycans. Glycans are involved in almost every biological process that takes place in our body, playing a central role in the communication between cells and their environment. Glycans are also involved in infectious(More)
Sugar function, structure and dynamics are intricately correlated. Ring flexibility is intrinsically related to biological activity; actually plasticity in L-iduronic rings modulates their interactions with biological receptors. However, the access to the experimental values of the energy barriers and free-energy difference for conformer interconversion in(More)
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